Sidney Poitier – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: A PATCH OF BLUE

A PATCH OF BLUE, a heartwarming picture of love that defies adversity, features the talent of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and AFI Board of Trustees emeritus Sidney Poitier. Watch Sidney Poitier talk about applying life experiences in acting, during a seminar at the AFI Conservatory in 1991. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: A RAISIN IN THE SUN

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, adapted by Lorraine Hansberry from her stage play of the same name, chronicles the quintessentially American story of a struggling family combatting broken and deferred dreams. The film stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Sidney Poitier and was ranked #65 on AFI’s 100 YEARS… 100 CHEERS list of the most...

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: LILIES OF THE FIELD

LILIES OF THE FIELD, an uplifting film centered on dignity, discipline, generosity and faith, stars AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Sidney Poitier in a landmark Oscar®-winning role. The film is ranked #46 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of American film’s most inspiring stories. Harry Belafonte Sings "Amen" at Sidney Poitier's AFI Life Achievement Award...

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: NO WAY OUT

NO WAY OUT, a 50s film noir, marks the feature film debut of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree and AFI Board of Trustees emeritus Sidney Poitier. Richard Widmark to Sidney Poitier: "A Man We All Admire" MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? NO WAY OUT marked the feature film debut for both AFI Life Achievement Award...

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call...

AFI Movie Club: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER was released the year AFI was established and features the talent of AFI Life Achievement Award winner Sidney Poitier – who served as a founding Trustee. The film is also on three AFI lists of the greatest American films of all time, including 100 Years… 100 Movies, 100 Years… 100…

AFI Movie Club: THE DEFIANT ONES

THE DEFIANT ONES was included on AFI’s 100 YEARS… 100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films ever to grace the silver screen – and star Sidney Poitier received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992.  In this exclusive AFI Archive video, Sidney Poitier talks about making THE DEFIANT ONES:    Movie Trivia about THE DEFIANT ONES…

AFI Movie Club: NATIONTIME-GARY

William Greaves’ documentary NATIONTIME–GARY documents the inaugural National Black Political Convention and is narrated by the legendary Sidney Poitier – recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. IndieCollect’s new 4k restoration of NATIONTIME–GARY screened online at AFI DOCS 2020. Watch Richard Roundtree announce today’s film: Movie Trivia about NATIONTIME – GARY -DID YOU KNOW that…

AFI Movie Club: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call…
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